Exclusively intracranial cranial fasciitis in a child. Case report

J Neurosurg. 1995 Oct;83(4):744-7. doi: 10.3171/jns.1995.83.4.0744.


The authors present a case of an intracranial tumor in a 7-year-old girl leading to increasing hemiparesis. The lesion arose from the dura and consisted of fibroblasts in a myxoid matrix. The diagnosis of cranial fasciitis was made. The histological, immunohistological, and ultrastructural features of the tumor are described and the differential diagnosis is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Brain Diseases / pathology*
  • Child
  • Collagen / analysis
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Dura Mater / pathology
  • Fasciitis / pathology*
  • Female
  • Fibroblasts / pathology
  • Frontal Lobe / pathology
  • Hemiplegia / pathology
  • Humans
  • Mucins / analysis
  • Parietal Lobe / pathology


  • Mucins
  • Collagen